The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Find out more here.
This week, we’re sharing resources that touch on the idea of difference and to create opportunities to have positive conversations and moments of learning about your children’s identity and all the diverse identities that exist in our world. Find out more here.
Founded in 1977, the California African American Museum has a long and rich history. The first African American museum of art, history, and culture fully supported by a state, CAAM was the direct result of a sustained, multiyear campaign of activism undertaken by visionary founders and community members. Its creation was an early and tangible recognition by the State of California of the critically important role African Americans have played in the American West’s cultural, economic, and political development. Find out more here.
Created for young people and the young at heart, The Music Center’s Artivities offer inspiring arts and culture experiences with workshops and performances by world-class artists that bring the arts to your couch, kitchen table or playroom. From “how-to” arts learning experiences led by Music Center teaching artists with creative ways to express yourself, to performances by Music Center On Tour artists that are both entertaining and educational, Artivities invites you to jump start your curiosity, have fun, learn something new and stay awhile. Find out more here.